|Release date||27 February 2002 (Update)|
|Hello, nice doggy…|
|Release date||17 October 2013 (Update)|
|From the maws of hell.|
Hellhounds are mid-to-high level demons, often given as a Slayer assignment to mid-to-high level players. Hellhounds are an excellent source of hard clue scrolls, as they drop them frequently unlike other monsters.
As their combat level suggests, hellhounds are not an easy task. It's worth noting, however, that their high combat level is mostly reflective of their accurate and powerful attacks. Hellhounds have low defensive stats. Players with a low Defence level should bring the best armour that they can afford as well as high healing food.
Protect from Melee prayer can also be used to nullify their attacks. The most effective yet afkable way to use this strategy is at the Catacombs of Great Kourend, as the area is a multi-combat zone. Players who have completed at least easy tasks of the Ardougne Diary can teleport to Kandarin Monastery to recharge Prayer points, and teleport back via Xeric's talisman's Xeric's Heart option (requires 100% favour in all houses) or Teleport to Kourend spell (requires 69 Magic and having read the transportation incantations). Bring prayer-boosting armour such as the Proselyte armour for longer trips and some food just in case you run out of Prayer points and get hit by the hellhounds. Additionally, having a bonecrusher in your inventory is beneficial as burying bones inside the Catacombs of Great Kourend also restores Prayer points.
Prayer "flicking" can dramatically reduce the cost of fighting them; however, this requires close attention and probably some food to correct mistakes. Since they occupy a large space of 2-by-2 squares, hellhounds can easily be safe-spotted in Taverley Dungeon on rocks and columns.
Players hunting hard clue scrolls can kill hellhounds located east of the Deserted Keep while wearing a ring of wealth (i). This doubles the drop rate of clue scrolls from hellhounds, from 1/64 to 1/32.
- Taverley Dungeon
- Witchaven Dungeon (Family Crest does not need to be completed or started to enter; however a short puzzle is required)
- Level 53 Wilderness (north-east of Deserted Keep)
- God Wars Dungeon (NOT found in Wilderness God Wars Dungeon)
- Stronghold Slayer Cave
- Catacombs of Kourend
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 58
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon (1/64) Not sold Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon 9,589 Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon 102,683 Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/256) Not sold Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/384) Not sold Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/384) Not sold Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/384) Not sold Smouldering stone 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 831,466
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.
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